George Orwell Quotes

George Orwell Quotes: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
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George Orwell Quote: My best fishing-memory is about some fish that I never caught.
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Quotes about George Orwell: The capitalists owned everything in the world, and everyone else was their slave. They owned all the land, all the houses, all the factories, and all the money. If anyone disobeyed them they could throw him into prison, or they could take his job away and starve him to death. When any ordinary person spoke to a capitalist he had to cringe and bow to him, and take off his cap and address him as 'Sir'
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Quote about George Orwell: The real test of character is how you treat someone who has no possibility of doing you any good.
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George Orwell Sayings: In moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy but always against one's own body.
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George Orwell Saying: Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
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Sayings about George Orwell: To talk, simply to talk! It sounds so little, and how much it is! When you have existed to the brink of middle age in bitter loneliness, among people to whom your true opinion on every subject on earth is blasphemy, the need to talk is the greatest of all needs.
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Saying about George Orwell: The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.
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George Orwell Quotes: It was with the last revolution and the coming of INGSOC (Inglish/English Socialism) that the latest High learnt how to keep their position permanently - by cultivating ignorance among the other classes and by constantly surveying them through the Thought Police. Part of this strategy included the maintenance of a state of continual warfare, which Goldstein discussed in the third chapter. The three major powers were not fighting this perpetual war for victory; they were fighting to keep a state of emergency always present as the surest guarantee of authoritarianism.
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George Orwell Quote: There exists a huge dump of worn-out metaphors which have lost all evocative power and are merely used because they save people the trouble of inventing phrases for themselves.
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Quotes about George Orwell: In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer...
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Quote about George Orwell: At any given moment, there is a sort of all pervading orthodoxy, a general tacit agreement not to discuss large and uncomfortable facts.
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George Orwell Sayings: The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.
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George Orwell Saying: Some people have a knack, for example, of being able to tell when someone's lying to them. They may not know what the truth is, but they can tell when someone is trying to lead them astray or sell them something shady. I think he had that ability to an amazing degree. I also think he thought, without saying it explicitly, that you can convince a crowd of something that's not true more easily than you can one person at a time.
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Sayings about George Orwell: Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it.
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Saying about George Orwell: But the problems of perpetuating a hierarchical society go deeper than this. There are only four ways in which a ruling group can fall from power. Either it is conquered from without, or it governs so inefficiently that the masses are stirred to revolt, or it allows a strong and discontented Middle group to come into being, or it loses its own self-confidence and willingness to govern.
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George Orwell Quotes: The artist is to be exempt from the moral laws that are binding on ordinary people. Just pronounce the magic word
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George Orwell Quote: Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though all one's blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted.
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